Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Well, 7 minutes and it went at a BIN!

Well, I didn't expect it so soon! Our Patriotic Polly went up last night, was live for 7 minutes, had 4 hits and was gone! She was a OOAK, dedicated to my son! Hope you enjoy the pictures of your sister, Ricky! We miss you!

Monday, May 26, 2008

A day to celebrate!

Memorial Day: Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (in 2008 on May 26). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action.

Memorial Day used to be a day that I would say a quick prayer for peace and give thanks, well today marks a new meaning for me....

I have told you before, my son (19) joined the Navy... well it is hitting home today. I actually am feeling the heart ache that all these other mothers must be feeling with their child being gone to serve for our great county. It's so real to me now.

I have a lot to be proud of today, Ricky called yesterday to tell me he is volunteering today at a ceremony. Wow, I was thinking, is that you Ricky? LOL I am so very proud of you son, more than you ever will know!

So if you are reading this, you watch Ebay on Tuesday... my set is in honor of you and all your brothers and sisters standing up and protecting our nation!!! Kylie will be waving hello and sending you all her love!

We love you Ricky...
Mom and Kylie

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What's your favorite candy?

Mine is the caramel creams or bull's eyes! Somehow, I just can't resist the creamy, sugary inside and then the chewy caramel outside! These candies have been around forever! I remember as a child, my dad used to give me 25 cents every Friday when he would get home from work. I would ride my bike to the candy store and fill a small paper sack with these caramel creams, little red fish and anise babies!

I found a little bit of history on them that I thought was pretty neat!

Goetze's Caramel Creams were introduced in 1918. The name explains exactly what the product was (and still is): a caramel jacket with a pure sugar cream center.

Since they look a little like the bull's eye of a target, the nickname was picked up along the way. Many people only know this popular caramel candy by the name Bull's Eyes.

Do you see what I see?

My DH calls me at work, just so proud. He says to me, "Honey, I used your camera tonight!" I say, "Non using camera man, say what?!" He said, "I took a picture and I want you to share it with you internet friends." I said, "OOOOOHHHH KAY!"

I get home, upload the pictures to the computer to find 5 pictures that are nothing but a big ole blur, and one really cool one. So here it is....

His message to all you mothers out there..."When you think you have kids up your butt all the time, imagine how this CHICK feels!"

This hen is roosting in one of our oak trees and she just taught her chicks how to get into the tree. Seems like they are not quite ready to be out from under her just quite yet!!! That is 9 chicks all huddles under and around their mother on a limb, in the ole oak tree!


Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

God blessed me with yet another beautiful day!

Today I woke up to a phone call from my 19 year old son who is now officially a SAILOR! I am so proud of him. We spoke for about an hour. He graduated from boot camp on Friday and is now in New England for his "A" school!

Hubby gave me a beautiful vase full of all my favorite flowers! I also got a wonderful foot rub, he's the best!

My middle daughter spent the day with me on Saturday. We did alot of shopping and an evening and night of sewing! We had a great time!

My sweet little baby girl gave me a single flower, balloon and a card! She was terribly excited for me to open it up! She also gave me a small foot rub!

I finished my day with sewing a bit...the entire house is asleep, it is very peaceful and that is my favorite time to create!

I hope each of you had a wonderful day as well!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Flat Tristen

While taking our lunch break, at my full time job....a sweet lady approached myself and partner. She asked if we would be willing to pose with "FLAT TRISTIN". Well, I was clueless, looked at my partner with one eyebrow raised! Mandy says yeah, c'mon Laurie, I heard of this before. So here we are, posing with FLAT TRISTIN and her Great Aunt! How sweet!

Update, here is how Flat Tristin made it to Florida!

Tristin has a class project called Flat Stanley. Tristin had to make a flat character and send it to a relative or friend that lived in another place. Tristin traced herself and called it Flat Tristin and wanted to send it to her GREAT AUNT LINDA in Flordia. So off to Flordia Flat Tristin went and once she got there Linda took her around and showed her the town, took lots of pictures and met lots of GREAT people. Linda had come across two women firefighterss while her and Flat Tristin were out and asked them if they would pose with her. She had told the ladies how much Tristin loves her Daddy being a firefighter and how proud of him she was. One of the Lady Firefighters is also a clothing designer and asked to see pictures of the real Tristin. Below is a link to her website that has supper cute clothing and also a blog about Tristin's adventure!

Well a week or so later, I got this very sweet email and some pictures of the real Tristin! Here is a copy/paste of her email....

Thank you so much for your help with Flat Tristin! It helped me beleive that there are still good people in the world! Tristin was so very excited that two firefighters held her Flat Tristin!! Keep up your much needed work. Thanks again.



Thank you Linda for sharing a part of your personal life with us! Tristin, sorry you couldn't come to Florida, however I hope you enjoy your Flat Tristin and all the pictures! Mickey and Minnie said you tell you HI!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Ebay ID: romeruffy
Thank you Kary for submitting this precious photo of PRINCESS BROOKLYN in a *BLoWiN*BuBbLeS*BouTiQuE* creation!

If you haven't been following, I asked all my past customers to submit a photo/photo's of their little sweeties in one of my creations! This was part of a month long celebration. The GRAND FINALE was one not to be missed!

Miss Kylie was the "JUDGE"! She went through ALL the photos and selected her favorite! I figured since the creations were for little people, I should have a little person pick the winner!

Miss Brookly's prize is going to be a VERY special one....she is going to get to help me design HER VERY OWN special custom set!!!!! This is a design idea I've been waiting for just the special moment to create! I am so excited!

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to each one of you who took the time to submit photo's of your precious babies! They were all SO STINKIN cute! I would have NEVER been able to pick a winner! I would have been sewing for a year because I couldn't have just picked one!!!

THANK YOU to ALL my customers, you have truly made these past two years a wonderful experience for me! I have enjoyed talking with each of you, making new friendships along the way and of course, creating for your little angels! I am truly blessed!


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Circus, circus...oh we love the circus!

The girls in the group are really bringin it on! Jenn, of felicitys*flair, is offering this amazing Circus set this week! OH my, the details! Jenn is a very talented designer who pays close attention to ALL the details!

How adorable is little Emma? I love this picture, when I look, I am guessing that she is thinking about an M&M that just fell to the ground! Am I right, Jenn??? Oh and I can't forget to mention those sweet cheeks, I could just pinch them!!! Softly of course, he he he!!!

This two piece set is soooo girly! I love the comfy shirring, this would so be a hit with Kylie, she is all about the comfort! Jenn is offering this set for your little one in sizes 1 through 10!

Way to go Jenn on another fabulous creation! Click here to see the auction on Ebay!